RIM postpones Blackberry 10 to Q1 2013, gives Windows Phone 8 more breathing space


RIM has just announced its Fiscal Q1 2013 earnings, and besides the predictable loss of $518 million on revenue of $2.8 billion (much more than expected) they also revealed that their best hope of salvation, Blackberry 10, would be postponed to Q1 2013.

Blackberry 10 was expected to arrive in a slate-type handset in Q4 2012, competing directly with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.  With the OS update now postponed, it is likely developer interest will decrease even more rapidly, and RIM’s currently aging product line will look even more out-dated on shelves.

Windows Phone already has greater developer interest and more applications in its marketplace, and it is not difficult to see sales being higher in Q4 2012 also.

Read more at Marketwatch here.

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